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Multi-Modal Argumentation March 21, 2013 Common views on arguments: Arguments are “rational” Social aspects of arguments are peripheral to the argument “To convince” versus “to persuade” Rational persuasion” versus “persuasion” Definitions of Argument Recall Argument 1 and Argument 2 Gilbert’s definition of argument: “argument is a form of interaction where two or more people maintain what they construe to be incompatible positions”
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Multi-Modal Theory Based on a social constructivist approach Thesis: logic is fine and applicable in some arguments, but not in all, so we need to augment argument modes to capture the way more people actually argue.
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Unformatted text preview: A descriptive project The Four Modes Logical Emotional Visceral (physical) Kisceral (intuitive) The Logical Mode Ex. 2 - Revolver formal logic Ex. 4 - Watching Film informal logic The Emotional Mode Arguments can be emotional in two ways: Ex. 5 - “Marry me” use of emotion as a reason Ex. 6 - Med. School use of emotion as a means of expressing an argument The Visceral Mode Ex. 7 - Sautéing Shrimp Ex. 8 - Mr. Burns’ body language Ex. 9 - broken window The Kisceral Mode Ex. 10 - making an offer Ex. 11 - home hunting Multi-modal argumentation allows for the human element to be present in the analysis of arguments...
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  • Summer '12
  • CARAZZA
  • Logic, multi-modal argumentation, Sautéing Shrimp

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